Some of my favorite desserts are here. You'll find recipes that I've collected from family and friends or that were just created from a desire to combine my favorite flavors. May you find joy in the kitchen as you prepare to delight your taste buds.
COOKBOOK PREVIEW (14 recipes)
Pumpkin Cheesecake My mom found this recipe in her local newspaper several years ago. Its a favorite around the holidays.
Tip: When you go to place your cheesecake in the oven, put a cooling rack in a shallow pan (such as a cookie sheet). Put the cheesecake on the rack and pour 2 cups of water in the shallow pan. Make sure the water doesnt touch the bottom of your springform pan. Adding this water will help prevent the cheesecake top from cracking.
Eggnog Kringla I had to think of a cookie recipe for the BakeSpace Challenge. Since my family doesn't have any traditional cookies that we bake every year, I decided to find a recipe that originates from the country my grandfather came from...Norway.
Julia Child's Orange and Almond Sponge Cake via Cupcakes Aka Gateau A L'Orange Et Aux Amandes. I was looking for something to make to put some extra cream cheese frosting on. I happened to have all the ingredients. Julia's recipe is for a sponge cake but I didn't want to ice a whole cake...thus the cupcake version was set in motion.
For the pulverized almonds in this recipe put a cup of almonds in the food processor along with several tablespoons of sugar (this keeps the almonds from getting all lumpy from the oils thus preventing you from adding them to your dry ingredients). Turn on the food processor and "blend" until....well.....until the almonds are thoroughly pulverized I s'pose
Strawberries and Cream Muffins I just have to say that these could quite possibly be the most perfect muffin I've ever tasted. Light, moist, and with a surprise inside
Almond Butter Pudding Cups This is a recipe I came up with for the Archway Cookie Sweet Summer Treats Contest. Using Archway Classic Oatmeal Cookies makes a wonderful base for a cookie crust. I lined the inside of the crust with chocolate to prevent the crust from getting soggy with the Almond Butter pudding that I filled them with.
Spicy Chai Latte Cake or Cupcakes This recipe is a result of a request and a discovery of a spicy chai latte mix that can be found at Trader Joes. Simple, and incredibly good! Moist but not too sweet. The perfect holiday dessert.
Spicy Chai Latte Frosting I use this for my Spicy Chai Latte cakes....creamy, delicious
Pomegranate Cheesecake This was the dessert I made for my Pom Wonderful Dinner Party. If you're a cheesecake fan and you enjoy pomegranates, this is the dessert for you.
Elvie's Berry Best Cupcakes My grandmother use to make this for Sunday Dinner and it was a family favorite. Her version was in cake form, which you can certainly do. Just change up the cooking time according to the cake box recipe. It's very moist and very strawberry!
Spuds Sweet Delight Cupcake I wanted something a little fun, a little different, and reflective of the season for Cupcake Camp LA 2010. It's a sweet potato cupcake with a maple, brown sugar icing.
Chocolate Chip & Cookie Cheesecake This cake is a combo of two cheesecake recipes from Taste of Home. My daughter couldn't make up her mind about which one she wanted as her birthday cake and asked me to combine them. Her birthday wish is my command.....
Peanut Butter and Maple Ice Cream The combination of peanut butter and maple is one of my favorites. I don't know why I didn't think of making this into an ice cream sooner!
Chocolate Jumbles If you want to eat something sweet that makes your taste buds sing like an angel and all your senses and awareness of space and time are focused on the flavors dancing on your tongue....then these are the cookies for you.
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake When I first saw this recipe it not only impressed my mental senses but made my mouth water and instantly became a "need"....."must have"......"craving".
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